Harry Dean Stanton graced the silver screen for almost seven decades. Loads of love to you wherever you are now!'
Big Love writer Dustin Lance Black posted a photograph of the series' lead actor Bill Paxton and Stanton on Twitter, writing alongside it: "The most anxious I've ever been on set was the morning before working with #HarryDeanStanton". He also starred in three seasons of the HBO drama Big Love as Juniper Creek compound leader Roman Grant.
"We had always hoped to celebrate this film and Harry's lovely performance with Harry himself", read a note posted to Twitter from the Lucky film's Twitter account.
Stanton has been honored with the annual Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival in Lexington, Kentucky. Stanton was even the best man at Nicholson's 1962 wedding to Sandra Knight.
Stanton was great pals with actor Jack Nicholson, and they roomed together in a Laurel Canyon house on Skyline Drive in the early 1960s.
When Stanton was touring with a children's play, he suddenly quit during a stop-over in California, realizing his desire to work in television and film instead.
Prior to becoming an actor, Stanton served in the Navy during World War II.
He began to appear in TV roles before winning a part in his first major film, Cool Hand Luke, in 1967. "I don't want to deal with any consciousness afterward".
The personality fit into the visions of a diverse array of some of the 20th century's most creative directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, Wim Wenders, John Hughes, Martin Scorsese, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch. In 2012, filmmaker Sophie Huber made a memorable documentary about Stanton called Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction highlighting the actor's remarkable career via clips, interviews with Stanton's collaborators and footage of Stanton reluctantly talking about himself.